NapatechANDOVER, Massachusetts, Jan 12, 2010 – Napatech today announced the introduction of full IPv6 support in all Napatech PCI-Express network adapters. IPv6 usage is expected to grow with IPv4 addresses running out and the number of Internet users set to increase by 45% over the next 5 years. Napatech has therefore ensured that the advanced packet capture, analysis and transmission capabilities offered for IPv4 today are also supported for IPv6.
“IPv6 is here and is becoming more important as new IP-based services are being rolled out to a growing number of users. It is therefore important to have the capability to monitor and analyze IPv6 traffic with the same precision and detail as IPv4 traffic”, says Erik Norup, President, Napatech, Inc.
An interesting article talking about Napatech announcing improved monitoring for IPv6, anything we can do to improve monitoring of the network and the other elements of the IT infrastructure has to be a good thing. We need to be monitoring not only to ensure availability, but to manage performance and end user experience, possibly as well even taking it to the next level where we bring online capacity only when it’s needed – bandwidth, storage or compute on demand rather than provisioning for maximum, provisioning on demand, very cool.